Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Hannah Dakin

'Wax Block' series, 2007
This body of work is an exploration of childhood; revisiting locations and objects relating to a personal and cultural history. The images captured when making these journeys have then been cast in wax, combining photography and sculpture, allegorically attempting further preservation. The work also addresses the notion of the archive; the way in which it is displayed is symbolic of how some memories are propelled 'out of mind' - metaphorically putting things away in boxes.
Through this process of personal archaeology and the presentation of the work in groups of four, it is hoped that a potential for narrative has been opened up and a chance that the work may provoke the viewers own memories

These images are very beautiful. I have worked with wax a few times and it gives a wonderful depth to images, but it is a little unstable.

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